Vinegar Bible returns to Nova Scotia

From With a little bit of vinegar, rare Bible returns to N.S..

Richard Luckett knew he had a problem when a water pipe burst in his college room where 10,000 books – some dating back 400 years – lined the walls from one end to the other.

"Water is the worst possible thing for books," he said in telephone interview late last week from the historic Pepys Library of Magdalene College in Cambridge, England, where Luckett is the librarian.

But in a strange twist of fate, that disaster more than 20 years ago which damaged several books means a nearly 300-year-old Bible is returning home to the fishing hamlet of Lunenburg, N.S.

Among the books damaged that day was a Bible John Baskett printed for King George III. [continue]

(Link found at Rare Book News)